MEET DR. ZELICKSON
Dr. Zelickson grew up in the Twin Cities. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1982 and the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1986. His post–graduate medical training included one year at the Hennepin County Medical Center and three years at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine. In 1990, he received special training in immunoelectron microscopy under a fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Dr. Zelickson is currently a member of the faculty at the University of Minnesota
Medical School’s Department of Dermatology. He is also director of
that department’s Electron Microscopy Laboratory. Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
has repeatedly named him one of the Twin Cities’ “Top Doctors.”
Although he has extensive training in all aspects of dermatology, Dr. Zelickson’s special medical interests include laser tissue interaction and teledermatology. He is nationally recognized for his accomplishments and contributions to laser medicine and surgery. He has published more than 30 medical journal articles in the field and currently serves on the Government Liaison/Blue Ribbon Committee for the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). He has also developed ASLMS course work that is used across the country to train other physicians in laser techniques. Dr. Brian Zelickson is President elect of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Professional Memberships and Associations
• American Academy of Dermatology (Board Certified)
• American Dermatologic Association
• Society of Investigative Dermatology
• American Society of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
• Minnesota Dermatologic Society
• American Medical Association
• Minnesota Medical Association
• Hennepin County Medical Society
• University of Minnesota Medical School (Assistant Professor and Director of
Electron Microscopy Laboratory)
• Abbott Northwestern Hospital
• Fairview University Hospital
• Methodist Hospital
• Electron microscopy of the skin
• Cutaneous light and laser interactions
• Laser therapy
Dr. Brian D. Zelickson is one of the very few physicians in the world who participates in developing new energy based medical technology for Dermatology at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists.
We have worked with a majority of the companies in this field including Candela, Solta, Palomar, Sciton, Lumenis, Syneron, Ulthera, Eleme, Zeltiq, and Medicis.
We have received research grants and discounts on equipment. Dr. Zelickson serves on the Medical Advisory Board of Zeltiq, Lumenis and Candela. Dr. Zelickson has also received stock options from Zeltiq as part of his Medical Advisory Board compensation and has patents licensed by Candela and Harvardís Massachusetts General Hospital.